U.S. Secretary of Agriculture visits Aurora School to promote the American Families Plan
AURORA | President Joe Biden’s American family plan was on the lunch menu at the Fulton Academy of Excellence in Aurora on Monday US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack attended the school with Congressman Jason Crow and Governor Jared Polis.
The trio stopped by a classroom and handed out lunches to students at North Aurora School as part of Vilsack’s Colorado tour to publicize the Biden administration’s plan. On Friday, according to the USDA, he visited Red Feather Lakes and Loveland in Larimer Counties to discuss farming and talks.
There are many students living in Aurora Public Schools whose diet is unsafe. Since the pandemic began, the district has served over 7 million free meals, according to the district.
On Monday lunchtime, Vilsack tweeted about the rise in child hunger during the pandemic.
“… But we’re making progress now, especially for children in Black and Hispanic households, who were more food insecure than others. The American Families Plan will continue this advancement by helping families put food on the table, ”he said on the social media post.
A survey Conducted in 2020 by the nonprofit Hunger Free Colorado, it found that 52% of the state’s households with children had problems accessing nutritious food during the pandemic.
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